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Gen Yamamoto

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I get the people that are disappointed. They were looking for martini's and to get wasted. This is not what Gen is about. It is not about getting drunk. Gen does a great job of pairing what is fresh/in season with non traditional spirits. If...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank singasteve
Reviewed December 11, 2018

First of all, this is not a place that will have you get a buzz on. You get a tasting menu of 4 or 6 drinks, designed and made freshly by Gen from ingredients fresh for the season sourced by Gen, himself. None of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidgrahammd
Reviewed October 26, 2018

It's hard to summarize this place in words alone. Yamamoto-san was gracious, knowledgeable, and his English was great. He described his process as well as every flavor/ingredient that went into every drink we had, and each was more delicious than the last. This is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MichaelG11666
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Ambiance and Gen is very nice. And that is the only reason why this is not one star. But you should only come for that. The coctail menu at ¥7700 (6700+1000 cover charge) is a total rip off. The coctails are fresh squeezed fruit with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Gertsieee
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Cocktail tasting at Gen Yamamoto was so fun! (This was a TASTING menu for those who are complaining about the portion...) Very interesting set of cocktails in beautiful glasses in a cool environment. First course was with sparkling sake from miyagi prefecture, tomato with garnish...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Liz L
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I like the idea of this cocktails tasting! A bit overpriced but, come on you don't have to go every week! Each cocktail was different and tasty. Very good experience!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Luca B
Reviewed June 20, 2018

I really wish I had read previous reviews on other peoples experiences as this was one of the most shockingly poor cocktail experiences I have ever had. I was looking forward to this so much and was completely let down. A six course cocktail menu...More

Date of visit: June 2018
3  Thank MikeM9694
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I genuinely nearly choked when I read the previous glowing reviews on this bar. It’s a real tourist trap and you leave feeling you’ve been robbed. The bar tender is nice but: 1. There is zero atmosphere. We went on a weeknight so maybe it’s...More

Date of visit: May 2018
3  Thank 1237matt
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t like this bar at all. There’s a handful of seats but there was no music and only two other people - a couple of unfriendly Americans so the atmosphere was awkward and stilted. The cocktails were tiny and there was very little alcohol in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank MelHales8
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Amazing experience. Gen is a true mixology wizard. He puts together truly unusual elements so skillfully that you end up believing they belong together. We tried five delicious cocktails all using interesting and unexpected combinations of fresh fruits, matcha, herbs, roots beautifully presented in beautiful...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MSBNY
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